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  • Mecca, by way of Costa Mesa

    Mecca, by way of Costa Mesa
    The students stared at the overhead screen and read the words in unison: Labbaik. Allah humma labbaik. The Southern California Muslims repeated those words -- "Here I am, Lord. I am here to serve you" -- as they donned pilgrims' robes last week in the...
  • Margaret Maldonado, the power behind the image makers

    Margaret Maldonado, the power behind the image makers
    RACHEL, Andrea, Estee and Cristina. You've seen them guest judging on "Project Runway," selling shape wear at Frederick's of Hollywood, even walking the red carpet. They're not celebrities, they're celebrity stylists. And if there is one person...
  • Southern California date growers scramble to fill Ramadan orders

    Southern California date growers scramble to fill Ramadan orders
    In June, the calls to Dennis Jensen's Riverside County date farm began to pick up. By July, he said, the calls took on a more urgent nature: "Send me some dates; save me!" Wholesalers and grocers were rushing to put their orders in for Ramadan, the...
  • Where are they now?

    Mark and Jessica Stone Then: Renters in February 2008, the Stones wanted to buy their first home and save for their retirement. That was a stretch on Mark's $68,000 public teacher's salary (now $69,000) with two children at home and another child on...
  • 'The Collector of Worlds: A Novel of Sir Richard Francis Burton' by Iliya Troyanov

    Some men and women have such a profound and lasting effect on literature and popular culture that they make the rest of us look as though we've spent our lives chasing our tails. One such bigger-than-life individual was the English explorer, linguist,...
  • Mexico traffickers bribed former anti-drug chief, officials say

    In a spiraling probe of corruption at the top levels of Mexican law enforcement, authorities said Friday that the nation's former anti-drug chief had accepted $450,000 to tip off traffickers. Noe Ramirez Mandujano, a veteran federal prosecutor who headed...
  • Death toll in Mexico's drug war surges

    In a chilling assessment of Mexico's drug war, the country's top prosecutor said Monday that more than 5,000 people had been killed in drug violence so far this year, more than double the toll for the same period in 2007. Atty. Gen. Eduardo Medina Mora...
  • Mexico vs. drug gangs: A deadly clash for control

    Mexico vs. drug gangs: A deadly clash for control
    Mexico is at war. Helmeted army troops steer Humvees past strip malls in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, some of the 40,000 soldiers and 5,000 federal police officers President Felipe Calderon has deployed to secure large swaths of the country against...
  • Mexico drug war's costs, risks exported to U.S.

    Lorenzo de la Torre Torres was on the cusp of death. Drug cartel hit men had pumped the deputy police chief with more than 20 bullets, and slightly wounded his boss, after a wild car chase in Nuevo Casas Grandes, the Mexican city the two were supposed to...
  • Mexico's President Calderon has few choices in drug war

    Mexico's President Calderon has few choices in drug war
    Stretched thin in an uphill battle against drug gangs, the government of Mexican President Felipe Calderon faces increasingly stark options at a pivotal moment. A fatal Sept. 15 grenade attack on civilians in western Mexico, coming on top of a steadily...
  • 'The Jewel of Medina' by Sherry Jones

    'The Jewel of Medina' by Sherry Jones
    "THE JEWEL of Medina," a novel by journalist Sherry Jones, was originally to be published in August. But Random House decided to drop this historical romance about A'isha, the child bride of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, after an alarm was sounded by an...